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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

That is still my favorite "What were they thinking?" event:

Hendrix-Monkees1.jpg

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

And someone please alert the apostrophe police.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Well, after today we are one person closer to it actually being "Hey, hey, I'm the Monkee!"


Was that too morbid?
I've got some Whitney jokes....too soon?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 29, 2012 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Does this mean Neil Diamond is collecting more royalties?

Mike Nessmith lives and works nearby and has apparently been receiving medical care for better part of last two years due to sight issues (went blind). Say what you will about the monkees, but he's a sharp guy and has been cutting edge for a long time (he, to his fame or infamy, pretty much created MTV) - and for giving the world REPO MAN, he deserves some credit.

My favorite clip of him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgNxuNaYHsk&;feature=player_embedded

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 29, 2012 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOI-SDYGviM&;feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLEE919C238C2B42F3

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 29, 2012 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Re: Michael Nesmith / Monkees - "sharp guy"

Nesmith's best work, I think, was Elephant Parts - released about 1981. Incredible stuff for that period! Elephant Parts was a combo of SNL-type comedy skits and music videos. Nesmith was way ahead of almost everyone else. His mom sold her company, "Liquid Paper", to the Gillette Corporation in 1979 for $47.5 million. At the time, her company employed 200 people and made 25 million bottles of Liquid Paper (typewriter correction fluid) per year.

"Name that Drug" - skit on YouTube - from Elephant Parts - Nesmith is "the Narc"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzUuAA5pXU

"Rio" - music video on YouTube - from Elephant Parts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tpkxKZS4fc

"Crusin" - music video on YouTube - from Elephant Parts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkTmuLHFsKE

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 29, 2012 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

I think admitting to the fact that I can listen to their pop hits with some warm and fuzzy feelings nowadays was my first "guilty pleasure" admission here at the Forum some yrs back...I'll never forget my two older brothers remarking at the time (ie, 06 or so), they'd NEVER forgive me for that--it was simply going too far in their view.

Love the contrast in comments provided by the band they were spawned to imitate: Lennon, when asked by one of them (Monkee) if he thought they were poor imitations of the Beatles, replied "I think you are the best comedy act around next to the Marx Brothers...I never miss a show", whereas Harrison was much more sympathetic, saying "maybe they could be better than us if not so completely micro-mamaged by the suits in LA" or some such...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville? Monkees (GD Related)

This might give you a smile... Jerry on the Monkees circa 1967

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXs_rwjb_x4&;feature=related

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2012-03-01 06:35:50

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 1, 2012 5:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville? Monkees (GD Related)

copycat! :)

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgNxuNaYHsk

and this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXs_rwjb_x4&;feature=related

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 29, 2012 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

that's hysterical

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Feb 29, 2012 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

ok, this was a seminal moment for me. the first rock concert i went to was the Monkees in 1967 at Forest Hills, New York. That was where Hendrix finally walked offstage and bailed on the tour. Everyone was in the stadium seats, no one on the field like when the Beatles played Shea Stadium. There were screaming girls running across the grass to try to get to the stage when they came on and police were dragging them off by their hair. My recollection is that the Monkees played like 6 songs and left. I could be making this part up but I think they arrived and left in a helicopter. I was 12 and a huge Monkees fan.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 1, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Jeff, you are so lucky. We are the same age, and my cousins knew what a huge Monkees fan I was, so they bought a ticket for me to see that same strange seminal surreal pairing in Chicago. I kinda remember it being at the Medinah Temple. I, too, was 12, and parents put the kabosh on my going. They were concerned about what TV and papers were portraying as a disorderly and out-of-control environment at 'these young people's rock concerts'. That was the last time my folks prevented me from seeing any kind of concert. Oy.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Mar 1, 2012 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

my mom actually took me and a friend for my birthday. quite a haul from new jersey. yay mom!

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 1, 2012 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

That's funny. My mom was actually OK with me going - she was into live music concerts, having seen Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Bing, Duke (she recently told me she saw a young Frank Sinatra as an opening act for one of the saturday matinee movies, where they gave away plates and some such) - but she stood with my dad who was dead set against it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 29, 2012 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

V cool, Jeff; is this the concert he--Jimi--supposedly played a bit, gave the finger and left? Or didn't play at all?

I can't recall how it went down, but that's the story that was always told (how cool is that--to have seen the most unlikely pairing in rock history, at least given their subsequent pathways).

Oh, and those two girls? Probably our own Rose and RingLeeO, though they were only 6 or so at the time...they just never admit to it hereabouts.

;)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 29, 2012 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville?

Har har

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 29, 2012 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Train to Clarksville? Jerry talks about the Monkees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXs_rwjb_x4&;feature=youtu.be

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